Power banks are a modern-day miracle. It is very often a part of the self-care packages of very busy individuals.
When something you depend on that much starts to fail, it becomes an obvious cause for concern. This is why we must take steps to improve our power bank's longevity.
Why Reset a Power Bank?
Power banks, which are life-saving devices, have a few drawbacks. Most of these concerns are avoidable if the owner is cautious.
But here's the problem: most power banks are returned every year. One of the primary concerns is that people are unaware that a simple reset may solve everything.
Let's take a look at four of the biggest reasons that warrant a reset:
1. Power Bank Not Charging
Several factors might be at play if your power bank won't charge. We understand how power banks function. Rather than charging other gadgets, it keeps charging itself. However, in this case, the power bank's battery refuses to charge.
It is typically triggered by the phone overheating or freezing. Reset the phone and you'll get better results.
2. Power Bank Draining Fast
Your power bank's battery has just depleted after being fully charged. This is a classic example of battery drain.
Always do a power bank reset in these circumstances, then wait a few minutes. They usually come around quite quickly.
3. Power Bank Doesn’t Charge Phone
The ability to charge your phone anywhere is the biggest benefit of having a portable charger.
In relation to that, you might want to reset it if you noticed that your phone wasn't being charged. In some cases, resetting your power bank may not be sufficient.
Sometimes the broken portal can't be charged by the power bank either.
Make sure to prioritize internal factors first.
4. Frozen Power Bank
Devices occasionally crash while in use. Your power bank is not any different. Unlike a phone On the contrary, if your power bank is frozen, quickly reset it.
It is important to remember that broken and damaged power banks cannot be reset. Regrettably, they must be replaced.
Resetting Power Bank
A power bank is an incredible piece of technology. But only if it allows you to charge your phone wherever and whenever you want. And it's not challenging to work on a power bank either. At least not as difficult as repairing a turtle beach headset mic.
When there are charging issues, it is a good idea to reset the power bank. It's quite refreshing for the device.
You could effectively pull off a reset through two simple and reasonable methods:
This reset method is more android based. Samsung and Xiaomi use this method for resetting.
- Simply press the charging bank's 'Power' button.
- Hold the button down for 15 seconds to activate the Mi power bank.
- Press the button for 7.5 seconds on the Samsung power bank.
- The universal charger will start up again. The power bank battery should then be completely discharged and recharged.
- The Xiao Mi will take 12-13 hours to charge. In comparison, charging the Samsung power bank takes nearly 4 hours.
- This is also demonstrated by the LED lights that remain illuminated after charging is complete.
This one is more applicable to all types of devices, even our very own Cyberpowerbank. Particularly for Anchor power banks. It is a bit tricky, but focusing properly will do 60% of the job. Here's what you must do:
- Begin by charging your power bank with the USB charging cable that came with it.
- Then, plug one end of the wire into the USB port on your power bank. And then insert the other end of the cable into the charging port, looping it around.
- Keep it that way for 10 seconds once you're done.
- Finally, this will reset your power bank. Restart it and see how well it works.
This method is simpler to implement and more dependable. Apart from it needs a ton of attention, it's a lot of fun.
Preserving Power Bank
Repairing power banks takes time and money. Even though repairing them is less expensive than purchasing new ones, it is still stressful.
To avoid these problems, let's see what we can do to save your power bank:
- Do not use your power bank while it is charging.
- Don't wait until the power bank is completely depleted before recharging it.
- It's best to use the USB cable that came with the power bank.
- Avoid using cheap charging cables, which can damage the power bank.
- If it becomes hot, turn off the power immediately.
- Make it a point to service it every 3-5 months.
- Don't completely drain the battery. It may cause your power bank to slow down or even damage it completely.
- Don't charge too much or too little.
If you can successfully adhere to these guidelines, your power bank will last a long time. Power banks require minimal care, but it takes time to find one that is ideal for your needs.
As a result, for your own good, be cautious with your most expensive purchases.
Power Bank Battery Dead: What to do
What should you do if, despite your best attempts to rule out all of the causes, your power bank battery dies?
The warranty check comes first. Most power banks come with a 12- to 36-month warranty as standard. If yours is broken, you might be able to get a replacement. Typically, this requires a receipt and/or warranty certificate in order to work.
If you are uncertain, consult the manufacturer. You might be able to get help from larger companies like Anker, Aukey, and RAVpower through their websites and customer service departments.
Alternatively, you could bring your power bank to an area electrical repair shop for maintenance. In most cases, your neighborhood repair shop can fix your phone charger in a matter of hours. This is your best option if you've tried everything else because fixing an item is better than buying a new one. You will lose your warranty rights if the power bank is opened by someone other than the manufacturer though.
If none of the previous solutions work, your only other choice is to discard your power bank. Batteries contain numerous hazardous compounds, so dispose of them in a way that doesn't affect the environment. Visit a nearby recycling facility that specializes in this kind of service to recycle your batteries.
Is it possible to use a different power cable to charge a power bank?
Without a doubt, yes. You can use a different power cable if your power banks behave up and won't charge.
A power bank may well be overcharged, is it possible for me to do that?
No, you can't do that in fact. Most current power banks feature built-in mechanisms that shut off when the charge is complete.
How long are power banks functional?
The maximum lifespan of a power bank is 3–4 years. In addition, if you take care of it, it will hold a charge for 4 to 8 hours.
If you made it here, congratulations, you know how to reset power banks. It is easy and requires minimal effort if you pay attention.
But still, struggling with it is pretty normal. In that case, do contact a professional for advice and help.
Other than that, we hope things work out for you!